Genesis Blockchain Summit

Events / Thursday, October 25, 2018

Covel Commons
Grand Horizon Ballroom
200 De Neve Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90095

On Oct. 25, we co-sponsored the Genesis Blockchain Summit in Los Angeles. This daylong event featured, a unique exploration of blockchain technology, smart contracts, legal research and exploratory discussions about the challenges the industry is working to overcome and the accomplishments it has already achieved

Topics included:
  • Understanding the Blockchain Paradox: Radical Transparency vs. Preservation of Privacy
  • The Cutting Edge of Precedent: Tax, Securities and Financial Regulatory Issues
  • B2B Blockchain: Security and Governance Concerns
  • Blockchain for Social Good: Trials and Tribulations of Using New Technology to Solve Long-Standing Problems
  • Considerations for Legally Sound and Technically Secure Smart Contracts
  • State Changes: A Talk with Technologists on Balancing Blockchain Ideals with Practicality

Full Agenda >>

Speakers included:
  • Laura Jehl and Robert Musiala, BakerHostetler
  • Matthew Leising, Bloomberg News
  • Kristen Stone, Coinbase
  • Melanie Marsollier and Aidan Lynch, EY
  • Homan Farahmand, Gartner, Inc.
  • Christian Hasker, Hedera
  • Cody Born, Microsoft Azure
  • Silas Davis, Monax Industries
  • Dawn Newton, Netki
  • Tim Swanson, Post Oak Labs
  • Eric Diehl, Sony Pictures Entertainment
  • Christian Smith, Stranger Labs
  • Leonard Kleinrock, UCLA
  • Nadia Hewett, World Economic Forum

For questions, contact Gemma Moran at or 216.430.2940.

Genesis was presented by:

Blockchain at UCLA is one of the largest blockchain student communities in the country and draws upon faculty and students in law, business and engineering to create comprehensive programming that educates and engages the Los Angeles community on blockchain technology. The organization focuses on research and academics in the blockchain space and produced the sold-out Cyber Days conference in Spring 2018, which made headlines in business and technology media. More.

BakerHostetler is a leading national law firm with a highly respected practice in blockchain technology and digital currencies, assisting clients around the world in establishing successful blockchain-enabled solutions and integrating this technology into existing and prospective products and services.

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction, and advisory services. The firm’s globally connected teams and innovation hubs are focused on understanding the disruptive forces changing our world. EY is applying a “suits+jeans” (business professional + start-up thinking) approach to today’s business challenges, channeling emerging technologies to create powerful ideas for change for our clients, employees, and the way we work. More.

Supported by:

Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy

UCLA Anderson School of Management

UCLA IS Associates

UCLA School of Law

UCLA Samueli School of Engineering